A seasonal competition in which two men and two women compete against each other and a roster of "American Gladiators". Events include, The Assault, Joust, The Wall, Breakthrough and Conquer, Hang Tough, Powerball, and many others, all culminating in the final event, "The Eliminator", a difficult obstacle course race. Every season there is a tournament to determine its "Grand Champion". For two seasons, there was an "International" competition taped in England where the champions from 4-6 countries competed similarly.
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Did You Know?
Because of the steroid scandal that rocked Vince McMahon
and the WWF, sponsors started demanding the Gladiators be drug tested. In his autobiography, Nitro, who now openly admits his steroid abuse problems, said they were given six weeks advance notice before the tests. While he didn't out anyone else, he explained that this allowed him to get the drugs out of his system, and then after the tests were over, get right back on them. See more
Referenced in The Goldbergs: Just Say No